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20.08.2018 - 21.08.2018
Intended audience Librarians and Repository managers, PHD Students, Policy makers and Funders, Project Managers, Research Administration, Researchers and Students
Level: Introductory: no previous knowledge is required

This course helps you to understand open business models and responsible research and innovation (RRI) and illustrates how these can foster innovation. By the end of the course, you will:

  • understand key concepts and values of open business models and and responsible research and innovation
  • know how to plan your innovation activities
  • be able to use Creative Commons licenses in business
  • under...
Intended audience Librarians and Repository managers, PHD Students, Policy makers and Funders, Project Managers, Publishers, Researchers and Students, Research Administration
Level: Introductory: no previous knowledge is required

This course introduces you to open peer review (OPR), an emerging practice which is gaining momentum as part of Open Science. Upon completing this course, you will:

  • understand what OPR means and how it supports Open Science
  • be aware of OPR workflows and which aspects of the review process can be conducted openly
  • know how to write a constructive and responsible open peer review 
  • know ab...
Intended audience Librarians and Repository managers, PHD Students, Policy makers and Funders, Publishers, Project Managers, Researchers and Students, Research Administration
Level: Introductory: no previous knowledge is required

This course shows you how sharing preprints can improve your research and support Open Science. By the end of the course, you will:

  • know what preprints are
  • be able to find a suitable preprints platform to share your early findings
  • understand the pro and cons of sharing preprints
  • be aware of how sharing preprints can benefit your career progression
Intended audience Librarians and Repository managers, PHD Students, Policy makers and Funders, Project Managers, Publishers, Researchers and Students
Level: Introductory: no previous knowledge is required

This course helps you to become skilled in Open Access (OA) publishing in the context of Open Science. By the end of the course, you will:

  • understand how to publish your work openly and be aware of the advantages
  • be able to find an OA publisher for your research
  • know how to find a suitable repository to provide OA and archive your work
  • know how to publish OA monographs
  • understand...
Intended audience Librarians and Repository managers, PHD Students, Policy makers and Funders, Project Managers, Research Administration, Researchers and Students
Level: Introductory: no previous knowledge is required

This course covers data protection in particular and ethics more generally. It will help you understand the basic principles of data protection and introduces techniques for implementing data protection in your research processes. Upon completing this course, you will know:

  • what personal data are and how you can protect them
  • what to consider when developing consent forms
  • how to store your data securel...
Intended audience Librarians and Repository managers, PHD Students, Policy makers and Funders, Project Managers, Publishers, Research Administration, Researchers and Students
Level: Introductory: no previous knowledge is required

This course introduces Open Source Software (OSS) management and workflow as an emerging but critical component of Open Science. The course explains the role of software sharing and sustainability in reproducibility, trust and longevity, and provides different perspectives around the sharing and reuse of computational code and methods, namely the software producer, the software reuser, and the non-coder with an interest either in reproducin...

Intended audience PHD Students, Policy makers and Funders, Research Administration, Researchers and Students, Publishers, Librarians and Repository managers
Level: Introductory: no previous knowledge is required

Data-driven research is becoming increasingly common in a wide range of academic disciplines, from Archaeology to Zoology, and spanning Arts and Science subject areas alike. To support good research, we need to ensure that researchers have access to good data. Upon completing this course, you will:

  • understand which data you can make open and which need to be protected
  • know how to go about writing a data manageme...
Intended audience Librarians and Repository managers, PHD Students, Policy makers and Funders, Publishers, Research Administration, Researchers and Students
Level: Introductory: no previous knowledge is required

This course introduces some practical steps toward making your research more open. We begin by exploring the practical implications of open research, and the benefits it can deliver for research integrity and public trust, as well as benefits you will accrue in your own work. After a short elaboration of some useful rules of thumb, we move quickly onto some more practical steps towards meeting contemporary best practice in open research, an...

Intended audience Librarians and Repository managers, Researchers and Students, Research Administration, PHD Students, Researchers and Students
Level: Introductory: no previous knowledge is required

This introductory course will help you to understand what open science is and why it is something you should care about. You'll get to grips with the expectations of research funders and will learn how practising aspects of open science can benefit your career progression. Upon completing this course, you will:

  • understand why open science is an issue that you can't afford to ignore
  • understand how to go about mak...